A trove of records obtained by Bronx Justice News is shedding new light on a series of unsolved 2007 murders and abductions, revealing previously unknown details about detectives’ pursuit of the killer or killers, the lives of the victims, and security lapses at Town Center at Boca Raton mall in the lead-up to the abductions and murders.
A Bronx man was charged with sex trafficking Tuesday for allegedly plying a woman with heroin, assaulting her, and using the drug to keep her chemically dependent after he forced her into the sex trade, authorities said.
In 2018, Bronx residents also had the highest rate of overdose death compared with all other boroughs. The rate increased by 9 percent from 31.4 per 100,000 residents in 2017 to 34.1 per 100,000 residents in 2018, according to the data compiled by New York City’s Department of Health.
The 161st Street Pharmacy in Melrose received enough pain pills to supply every Bronx resident with multiple doses—part of a wave of powerful painkillers that led to a surge in overdose deaths, new data shows.
Bronx authorities have charged 22 members of a Sinaloa-connected heroin trafficking ring that flooded the South Bronx with opioids, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Police responding to a 911 call for an unconscious baby in Morris Heights Dec. 27 found Darwin Gonzalez-Santana unresponsive, authorities said.
Authorities seized 14,000 highly-potent fentanyl pills from a Bronx cell phone store doubling as a drug stash house earlier this month, potentially saving scores of opioid users from overdosing, officials said.